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Legislation protecting people in care National Assistance Act 1948

National Assistance Act 1948

National Assistance Act 1948

The National Assistance Act 1948 founded the National Assistance Board. This Board provided public assistance by allowing for means-tested payments, which were taken from national insurance contributions. This establishment of welfare benefits helped the move from institutional to community-based care.

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